Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Sunderland

Date: 1/24/2019 7:30 AM - 1/24/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Sunderland Safety Center
105 River Road
Sunderland, Massachusetts




Please note the location has been changed to the Sunderland Safety Center

What does it mean to be a “Competent Person” in Trenching and Excavation Safety? The OSHA excavation standard states that a competent person is: “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” OSHA states that you must have specific training in and knowledge to perform soil analyses, determine the protective system to be used in excavations and conduct daily inspections.  

This workshop will present individuals with training in the following areas:

  • Conducting site inspections
  • Establishing proper access & egress
  • Identifying potential environmental hazards
  • Determining soil composition & classification
  • Implementing protective systems (sloping, shoring, shielding)

Who Should Attend

Public Works professionals, both management and operations, involved in trenching and excavation who desire “competent person” proficiency in trenching/excavations as it applies to OSHA regulations.

Registration 7:30 AM. Class begins at 8:00 AM.
First Name Affiliation
Ben Town of Athol
George Town of Sunderland
Quincy Town of Sunderland
Herbert Town of Athol
Bill Town of Athol
Vern Town of Athol
Cody Town of Ashfield
John Town of Hadley
Scott Auburn Water District
Bob Town of Athol
Joseph Town of Otis
Thomas Town of Otis
Riley City of Westfield
Ramon City of Westfield
Jason Town of Hadley
Steve City of Westfield
Tim Town of Westminster
James Town of Hadley
Ed Town of Hadley
Eric City of Westfield
Peter Town of Westminster
Bryan Town of Ashfield
John MassDevelopment Corp - Devens
Nicholas Town of Ashfield
Kyle Town of Otis
Derek Town of Otis
Israel City of Westfield
James City of Westfield
Todd Town of Ashfield
Christopher Town of Sunderland
Andrew City of Westfield
Tom Town of Athol
Anthony City of Westfield
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst